Whispers again

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Here's another card I made with the lovely Whispers stamp from Penny Black. I used Promarkers this time instead of paper piecing. I'm not much of a colouring person, but I enjoyed doing this one. I really must use my Promarkers more!

Whispers 4

Materials used - Green and cream cardstock, Papermania Hampstead papers, Penny Black Whispers stamp, Woodware Sentiments clear stamp, Promarkers, Fiskars Bracket border punch, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stickles, Card Candi and Ribbon.

Less is More - Button or Ribbon

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Has anyone been watching the Tour de France. I cycle, but these guys are nuts!! The Alps stages were fantastic, beautiful scenery and awesome riding.

For a less exhausting pastime, the lovely ladies over at Less is More have chosen my 2 favourite embellishments for this weeks challenge - Button or Ribbon. So I have chosen both for my card. I also made the felt flower using my Cuttlebug.

Ribbon and Button

Materials used - White and pink cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die and Cuttlebug Scribble Flower die, Woodware Sentiments clear stamps, Fiskars Bracket border punch, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Felt, Ribbon and Button.

Love this stamp

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Quiet week here, but I have been able to play with this lovely stamp from Penny Black, which I bought this week. It's perfect for paper piecing and colouring. I've made a few more using this stamp and I'll post them soon.

Whispers 1

Materials used - Black and white cardstock, Penny Black Whispers stamp, Story of Us papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Woodware Essential Birthdays stamp, Fiskars scallop border punch, Ribbon and Button.

Less is More - Circles again

Monday, 18 July 2011

I also made a second card for the challenge, and surprise, surprise, it has buttons on it to.

Circles 2

Materials used - Square card blank, Hobby Art General Greetings stamps, Polkadoodles stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Black gel pen, Buttons and Fibres.

Less is More - Circles

Why is that something so simple gives me a mental block, Circles, how hard can that be!! I needed a flash of inspiration - and it came in the form of that Cuttlebug folder that I've never used - Rellie Rave. It was just perfect for the challenge over at Less is More this week, plus the addition of a few buttons and some ribbon.

Circles 1

Materials used - A6 card blank, Cuttlebug plus Rellie Rave embossing folder, Echo Park Summer Days papers, Woodware Essential Birthdays stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamagic Aqua chalk ink, Ribbon, Buttons and Fibres.


Thursday, 14 July 2011

I'm not a vintage card maker, but a recent article in Simply Cards and Papercraft took me to this fantastic blog - The Graphics Fairy. It's filled with fantastic vintage images, such as advertising pictures, flowers, birds, animals, transport, clothing and so much more and they are all free to download. I downloaded this great image of bicycles, great for a mans card.


Materials used - A6 card blank, Image from The Graphics Fairy, Story of Us papers, Kaisercraft sentiment stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Black gel pen, Circle punches, Buttons and Twine.

Less is More - Something with Legs

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Can't believe I haven't updated my blog for 2 weeks, how time flies and I haven't joined in at Less is More either. Their challenge this week is such fun - a 1 layer card and something with legs. I've just bought this lovely set of stamps from Hero Arts which fitted perfectly. Because it's a 1 layer card and I wanted to do some colouring, I'm having a nightmare finding cardstock, where my Promarkers don't bleed through, so I used my Whispers brush markers instead. They worked OK, but not so good for blending. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Something with legs

Materials used - A6 white card blank, Hero Arts Girls stamps, Woodware Easy Stitching and Essential Birthday stamps, Whispers brush markers.